Training Specialist


Vacancy ID: 828060   Announcement Number: VA-BH-828060-MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 336219400

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

For each question in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or graduate education. Please select only one letter for each item.

1. Please choose the response that best describes your level of training, and experience as it relates to the work of the Training Specialist at the GS-14 level.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service that provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for this position. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but it must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: teaching or instructing in an adult education program, secondary school, college, military installation, or industrial establishment; supervising or administering a training program; developing or reviewing training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluating of training results; working in the acquisition field that required training or instructing others on a regular basis.
B. I do not have the level of education or experience described in statement A above.

For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your training and experience using the scale provided.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Educate workforce on agency policies and procedures for implementing all legislative changes and best practices related to the Federal acquisition field.

3. Develop technical training specifications and identify systems uniquely suited to meet specific training needs dictated by technology being used and procured.

4. Use stand-up, computer-based, self-paced, distance or e-learning and customized individualized training methods to delivery acquisition training to throughout the agency.

5. Coordinate the operation of a comprehensive career development program designed to train, develop, and retain acquisition professionals.

6. Manage formal training courses and materials for a variety of technical training, topics, including the various types of commodities and services typically acquired by VA.

7. Oversee the selection and development of courseware used for the delivery of training.

8. Set precedents within the training environment which directly affect the future of VA's acquisition professionals and program offices they will support.

9. Develop and execute a value measurement strategy to assess program performance against desired outcomes.

10. Review various vendor supplied training curricula and instruction designs to ensure products will improve productivity and meet employee needs.

11. Collect data from customer surveys, training needs assessments, and training plans to assess training needs.

12. Set performance standards for the VAAA School education program to evaluate progress.

13. Establish and maintain relationship with officials in VA, various Federal agencies, professional associations, vendor representatives, educational instructors, and others to identify and meet training needs.

14. Provides leadership, advice and consultation in the area of acquisition training.

15. Speaks at conferences and professional groups on subjects related to the area of acquisition training.

16. Collaborates with others or works on teams to accomplish work-related activities.

I certify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration. (Note: Failure to certify will render you ineligible for consideration.)

17. Failure to agree or respond to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position. Select the most appropriate response below.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my response to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.